Spam-fighting mail-rule

If body contains "unsubscribe" and From: is not any of my addressbooks, then move message to folder "Spam." You're welcome. Read the rest

Help identify the science fiction legends in these thrift-scored pix of the 1956 Worldcon

Cate writes, "I came across a collection of snapshots at a thrift store and recognized the historic nature of the photos, which documented the 14th World Science Fiction Convention. I purchased the photos from a thrift store in Santa Barbara, California on December 31, 2015. I am looking for help to identify attendees featured in the photos." Read the rest

Charlie Brooker's 2015 Wipe: the only roundup you need to watch

As always, Charlie "Screen Wipe/Nathan Barley/Black Mirror" Brooker manages to sum up every single terrible thing about the year that was with gut-busting hilarity. Read the rest

Free Stanford course on surveillance law UPDATED

Aw, crap, this was last year

Stanford is offering a free online course by computer scientist/law professor Jonathan Mayer that surveys the baroque, interleaved world of US surveillance law through the Coursera MOOC platform.

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India's telcoms regulator says it will ignore Facebook's astroturf army

Facebook's misleading, high budget astroturf campaign sent over 14 lakh (1.4m) comments to TRAI, the Indian telcoms regulator, almost none of which responded to the questions raised in the regulator's Net Neutrality consultation paper. Read the rest

Anne Frank's diary is in the public domain; editors aren't co-authors

Anne Frank's father, Otto, edited Frank's diary before publishing it. He also endowed two foundations -- one Swiss, one Dutch -- to administer her legacy. Read the rest